The Bible That Oozed Oil

  

Category:  Stranger Than Fiction

Via:  larry-hampton  •  7 months ago  •  51 comments

The Bible That Oozed Oil
A small Georgia town, a prophecy about Donald Trump, and the story of how a miracle fell apart.

S E E D E D   C O N T E N T



In the summer of 2016, God gave Johnny Taylor a prophecy. It wasn’t a specific vision, but something more like a promise. After the presidential election that fall, so the prophecy went, God would begin to “position” Johnny and his group of friends to do great things. Months later, when Donald Trump won—no surprise to Johnny—God provided another message: After the inauguration, he said, “I’ll show you what I’m doing.”

Trump was inaugurated on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. On Monday night, as they did most evenings, Johnny and a small, informal prayer group met to pray in the backroom of a small Christian gift shop called Grace 251. Johnny’s girlfriend, Leslie, was there, along with her father, John Barker, and their friend Jerry Pearce and his wife, Joyce. They usually broke up by 8:30, but on this night they kept praying until after midnight. At one point, Jerry fell down on the floor for 45 minutes in a kind of catatonic state that he describes as being “out in the Spirit.” Within a few days, he told me, he opened his Bible to Psalm 39—an uneasy poem of both praise and gloom that includes the words “every man at his best state is but vapor”—and noticed a small spot of oil. Joyce assured him the grandkids hadn’t been near the book. It could only have come from God.

From then on, more oil appeared almost every time Jerry picked up the Bible, a leather-bound copy of the New King James translation. The oil moved to the back of the book, saturated the endpapers—a heart-shaped splotch appeared over a map of Israel—and then started at the beginning, in Genesis 1. Eventually Jerry had to put the book in a Ziploc bag, and then in a large plastic bin he bought at Tractor Supply.


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Larry Hampton
1  seeder  Larry Hampton    7 months ago

Morons.

 
 
 
JBB
1.1  JBB  replied to  Larry Hampton @1    7 months ago

Yet they would have ridiculed us for not believing...

Remember, false grace is less than no grace at all.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2  JohnRussell    7 months ago

why would god ruin a bible by covering it in oil? 

i think there would be more practical miracles

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
2.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  JohnRussell @2    7 months ago

at least he uses lube

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
2.1.1  seeder  Larry Hampton  replied to  igknorantzrulz @2.1    7 months ago

Lol your comments crack me up all the time; but, damn,,, that’s just too funny,

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igknorantzrulz
2.1.2  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Larry Hampton @2.1.1    7 months ago

i try to be wrong,

in all the right ways.

 
 
 
Freefaller
3  Freefaller    7 months ago

I'm shocked, shocked I tells ya

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
3.1  seeder  Larry Hampton  replied to  Freefaller @3    7 months ago

I know right?!

Hard to believe! 

 
 
 
TᵢG
4  TᵢG    7 months ago
... he opened his Bible to Psalm 39—an uneasy poem of both praise and gloom that includes the words “every man at his best state is but vapor”—and noticed a small spot of oil. Joyce assured him the grandkids hadn’t been near the book. It could only have come from God.

And people wonder how ancient men could believe such stories.   They believe that the Bible must be true because of the eye-witness testimonies of ancient people were written down by ancient men.    It is 2020 with all the science and knowledge available to us and still we have people finding miracles in ordinary mysteries.

And the stories grow and grow and grow ...

News of the oil began to spread. The weekly prayer group started meeting in a larger room at the gift shop, then moved to a small performance space, and finally landed at a renovated movie theater downtown. Within three years, hundreds of people were gathering each week in the small town of Dalton, Georgia, to pray, socialize, and be healed. Believers say the translucent oil has cured skin conditions and cancer. They say it has generated crystals, changed color, and increased in volume—inching upward in the Tupperware container over the course of a few hours. They say small vials of oil refilled themselves overnight. “A Bible flowing with oil—something many are calling a modern miracle—continues to gather huge crowds,” the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported this past November. Some believers moved to Dalton to be closer to the revival; others drove hours every week to see the oil. Leslie’s father and his girlfriend got married in the prayer room. Meanwhile, the book kept oozing. By January 2020, Johnny and Jerry  estimated  that the Bible had produced more than 400 gallons of oil.

Good grief.  jrSmiley_98_smiley_image.gif    The nonsense some human beings spew.

 
 
 
evilgenius
4.1  evilgenius  replied to  TᵢG @4    7 months ago

Praise Grilled Cheezus!

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
4.2  seeder  Larry Hampton  replied to  TᵢG @4    7 months ago

Exactly. WTH people? Ain’t ya got even half a brain?!

 
 
 
Gordy327
4.2.1  Gordy327  replied to  Larry Hampton @4.2    7 months ago

Short answer: no

 
 
 
TᵢG
4.2.2  TᵢG  replied to  Gordy327 @4.2.1    7 months ago

A brain sans critical thinking is just a machine.

 
 
 
Gordy327
4.2.3  Gordy327  replied to  TᵢG @4.2.2    7 months ago
A brain sans critical thinking is just a machine.

Like an idle computer in power save mode.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
5  sandy-2021492    7 months ago
An anonymous source told the writer that Jerry Pearce was a regular customer at a nearby Tractor Supply store. And he’d been seen purchasing large containers of clear oil.
Two managers at the store “visually identified” Jerry to the reporter and confirmed that he bought “gallons of mineral oil.” This time, a chemical analysis performed for the paper by the University of Tennessee–Chattanooga found that Jerry’s oil was indeed nearly identical in chemical structure to the brand of mineral oil sold at Tractor Supply. When Wyatt Massey, the Times Free Press reporter, questioned Jerry about the evidence after a prayer service in January, Jerry “got pretty upset pretty quickly,” Massey told me. “He scoffed, like, ‘This is crazy, this is stupid.’ ”

Say it ain't so!

 
 
 
bbl-1
5.1  bbl-1  replied to  sandy-2021492 @5    7 months ago

He scoffed like, "This is crazy, this is stupid."  Perhaps truer words have never been spoken.

But--------"They prayed well past midnight."  Okay, prayed for what?

So this is the Trump base?  Without a vaccine?

 
 
 
charger 383
5.2  charger 383  replied to  sandy-2021492 @5    7 months ago

I have to go to Tractor Supply and get dog food, I am going to look for this magic oil while there

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
5.2.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  charger 383 @5.2    7 months ago

look right next to the ouija boards and the magic 8 balls

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
5.2.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  charger 383 @5.2    7 months ago

If you find it, can you pick up some for me?  Seems like a great way to make a little $ on the side.

 
 
 
charger 383
5.2.3  charger 383  replied to  sandy-2021492 @5.2.2    7 months ago

they said it had all been recalled because of a bad batch in Georgia

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
5.2.4  sandy-2021492  replied to  charger 383 @5.2.3    7 months ago

Georgia?  What a coincidence.

 
 
 
lady in black
6  lady in black    7 months ago

Just another in a long line of snake oil salesmen.....and the people that believed this nut job are just as bad.  

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
6.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  lady in black @6    7 months ago

Not snake oil...baby oil! :D

 
 
 
lady in black
6.1.1  lady in black  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.1    7 months ago

LOL

 
 
 
JBB
7  JBB    7 months ago

And, the moral of the story is that all those fakeass christians now claiming that Trump was somehow ordained by God are lying sacks of shit selling lousy no good snake oil. Wake Up People! This is 2020...

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
7.1  seeder  Larry Hampton  replied to  JBB @7    7 months ago

That is for sure one of the lessons pulled outta this little gem. 

 
 
 
bbl-1
7.2  bbl-1  replied to  JBB @7    7 months ago

Can't wake the brain dead.

 
 
 
Freefaller
8  Freefaller    7 months ago

I do have to wonder if any of the believers/followers of this "miracle" will reexamine their beliefs after learning it was faked (or even believe the truth).

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
8.1  seeder  Larry Hampton  replied to  Freefaller @8    7 months ago

I’ve seen this sorta disillusionment before, up close.  It does start creating cracks, some to fruition. 

 
 
 
bbl-1
8.2  bbl-1  replied to  Freefaller @8    7 months ago

No.  Like the Trump they will be revitalized.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
9  Perrie Halpern R.A.    7 months ago

My cookbook is covered in oil, but I first noticed it during Manhattan Hedge. Am I blessed?

 
 
 
TᵢG
9.1  TᵢG  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @9    7 months ago

Why yes, yes you are.   Indeed, you can now start your own religion.   God has provided you the Internet for that very purpose.   Start your new cyber-ministry and collect dollars for God to feed the hungry.

 
 
 
Gordy327
9.1.1  Gordy327  replied to  TᵢG @9.1    7 months ago
 God has provided you the Internet for that very purpose.   Start your new cyber-ministry and collect dollars for God to feed the hungry.

And don't forget, only yours is the "correct" religion with the "one true" god and all others are fake. Anyone who disagrees is just part of the worldwide conspiracy caused by godless scientists. jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
9.1.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Gordy327 @9.1.1    7 months ago
And don't forget, only yours is the "correct" religion with the "one true" god and all others are fake. Anyone who disagrees is just part of the worldwide conspiracy caused by godless scientists.

I thought I achieved that here on NT, LOL!

JOKING GUYS!!!

 
 
 
Gordy327
9.1.3  Gordy327  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @9.1.2    7 months ago

As far as I'm concerned Perrie, you are NT God! jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
TᵢG
9.1.4  TᵢG  replied to  Gordy327 @9.1.3    7 months ago

Well she is the sentient creator of NT.

 
 
 
Gordy327
9.1.5  Gordy327  replied to  TᵢG @9.1.4    7 months ago
Well she is the sentient creator of NT.

Exactly. And unlike some of "god/s" we can name, Perrie actually exists and can be proven so. jrSmiley_79_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
TᵢG
9.1.6  TᵢG  replied to  Gordy327 @9.1.5    7 months ago

Good grief Gordy, that would make you a theist.  jrSmiley_85_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
9.1.7  sandy-2021492  replied to  TᵢG @9.1.6    7 months ago

But a theist who can provide evidence of the existence of his goddess is a rational being. And since the goddess Perrie is a kind and rational creator...it's all good.

 
 
 
TᵢG
9.1.8  TᵢG  replied to  sandy-2021492 @9.1.7    7 months ago
… a theist who can provide evidence of the existence of his goddess …

Unheard of!   Gordy has achieved something truly extraordinary.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
9.1.9  sandy-2021492  replied to  TᵢG @9.1.8    7 months ago

So now we're all going to have to go spill oil on our cookbooks to show our devotion to Perrie.

 
 
 
TᵢG
9.1.10  TᵢG  replied to  sandy-2021492 @9.1.9    7 months ago

If she creates her cyber-religion the appropriate gesture would be to send money.   All Gods seek money.

 
 
 
Gordy327
9.1.11  Gordy327  replied to  TᵢG @9.1.6    7 months ago

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sandy-2021492
9.1.12  sandy-2021492  replied to  Gordy327 @9.1.11    7 months ago

Hey, you're the one who went and proved there's a goddess.

I think that means YOU need to pay the woman ;)

 
 
 
Gordy327
9.1.13  Gordy327  replied to  sandy-2021492 @9.1.12    7 months ago
Hey, you're the one who went and proved there's a goddess.

Well, I do like proof. Or at the very least, some evidence.

I think that means YOU need to pay the woman

D'OH jrSmiley_103_smiley_image.jpg

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
9.2  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @9    7 months ago

Kinky

 
 
 
TᵢG
9.2.1  TᵢG  replied to  igknorantzrulz @9.2    7 months ago

Quintessential iggy!

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
9.2.2  igknorantzrulz  replied to  TᵢG @9.2.1    7 months ago

TiG, you do know that R A actually stands  4

!  Ravaging Adulteress  !

 
 
 
TᵢG
9.2.3  TᵢG  replied to  igknorantzrulz @9.2.2    7 months ago

Naah, in this case it is 'rational analyst'.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
9.2.4  igknorantzrulz  replied to  TᵢG @9.2.3    7 months ago
'rational analyst'.

umm, ok

 
 
 
bbl-1
9.3  bbl-1  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @9    7 months ago

Blessed?  Probably not.  You probably were hasty and spilled some on it on the cookbook instead of into the recipe you were working on.

 
 
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